Entries from August 2011
Our submitter found the following signage at an engineering office in Salt Lake City, Utah. Adds our submitter: “For the life of me I can’t figure out what ‘cat parts’ is supposed to refer to — or why people would need a note to know it’s not appropriate to leave them in the kitchen sink.”
P.S. When I did a quick Google Image Search for “cat parts,” I ended up here:
related: “Place feral cats in box”
Tags: cats · kitchen · office · rebuttals · Salt Lake City · smartass · Utah · WTF?
No, the London riots aren’t really “funny,” but Rachael wasn’t the only one who found the note of gallows humor in this notice — from a U.K. Subway sandwich shop — to be worth a second glance.
Coincidentally, on the very same day, Rebecca in Cincinnati snapped a photo of this sign — which seemed to me like something straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale. Despite the dramatic wording, Rebecca says the chaos at hand here was actually a missing replica T-Rex tooth from a display at The Creation Museum (where she was guilt-tripped into going by her less irreverent extended family).
related: Are you ready for your Rapture party?
Tags: Cincinnati · don't blame us · U.K. · WTF?
Kate in Melbourne caught a glimpse of this note from the street, and it looked so ridiculous that she snuck into the private lot to get a closer look. Adds Kate: “I imagine this person is quite popular with the neighbours.”
(By the way, Kate apologizes for the poor resolution of the photos; she only had her mobile phone with her at the time.)
related: Dear self-appointed parking cop: please direct your anger and self-righteousness elsewhere.
extra credit: This kid parallel parks better than I do [youtube]
Tags: kids · Melbourne · most popular notes of 2011 · neighbors · oh snap · parking
Kassandra in Nevada was waiting for her order at a local coffee shop when she noticed this series of flyers on the bulletin board. Adds Kass: “Who knew there would be such offense taken by a fly fishing class for women?”
related: Vegan vs. carnivore corkboard showdown
Tags: battle of the sexes · Nevada · saga · smartass
Joy’s mother is the type who says things like, “Joy! CLEAVAGE is not going to get you a JOB!” In one her more subtle moves, Joy says, “My mom clipped this ‘article’ out of her favorite nutjob newsletter and mailed it to me —with annotations to be sure I didn’t miss the point.”
Thanks for the new role model, Mom! Because, as everyone knows, Michelle Pfeiffer’s career has been propelled more than anything else by her “prudishness.”
related: Grandma’s advice: Be more like Bieber.
Tags: a matter of taste · Moms & Dads · Mother-daughter notes
From a frat house in Denton, Texas…
to an alley in Sydney, Australia…
back to a dorm room in Richmond, Virginia…
…the notion of “minding your manners” takes a few somewhat compromising turns along the way.
related: Please, body hair is unsanitary (source: webmd.com)
Tags: college life · door-slamming · fratboys · garbage · pleasantries as afterthought · pointlessly self-censored profanity
From Austin, Texas: a last-ditch attempt to get rid of a houseguest who took “Mi casa es su casa” a bit too literally…
related: Couchsurfing Greg gets pissed
Tags: Austin · frenemies · heart · moving/not moving · nice stationery · not-so-veiled threats
Amy and her cousin were enjoying a casual stroll in Toronto when they noticed this note in a neighbor’s garden — a note which Amy says left her with far more questions than answers.
I’d have to agree with Amy that the stand-out line here is the one towards the end about whether the tomato thief ever makes racist or ageist remarks. (Because…huh?)
Adds Amy: “The lack of grammar made me think that ‘young people’ were a new racial group. And why does the note-writer beg the thief to at least return ONE of the stolen tomatoes — because it’s so precious? And is the last line a threat of being infected by Asian lily beetle poison? I don’t get it!”
related: People of Philadelphia, these tomatoes are not for you!
Tags: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · spelling and grammar police · Toronto · WTF?